Optional Topic 1 (for MSc degree)

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Chemistry of the nuclear fuel cycle

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Aim

(not written)

Subtopics

  • uranium ores
  • extraction of uranium from ore minerals
  • mill tailings and their disposal
  • purification of raw uranium products
  • enrichment of 235U
  • production of uranium fuel for power reactors
  • use on uranium fuel in power reactors
  • power reactor types
  • water chemistry of nuclear power reactors
  • types of nuclear waste and their formation processes
  • management and final disposal of nuclear waste
  • reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel
  • decommissioning of nuclear facilitities
  • behaviour of nuclear waste in geological final repositories